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Watch Critic Adam Platt's First TV Appearance

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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Here's no-longer-anonymous New York magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt making his very first television appearance on CBS This Morning. Platt dropped his anonymity recently when his face appeared on the cover of the magazine's "Where to Eat" issue with an accompanying essay about how critic anonymity is a "time-honored Kabuki dance" and a "dated charade."

For his first television appearance, Platt talks about the importance of criticism, what makes a restaurant worthy of a good review, and why he revealed himself to the public. "To the cadre of New York cooks and restaurateurs whose restaurants I've been eating at for over a decade," Platt says, "they know me." Platt ends on a story in which a restaurant makes him after only two weeks on the job. Apparently Platt made a reservation at NYC's Le Perigord under a false name and was seated at a not so great table near the kitchen. When he asked the maitre'd/owner "What's good today?" the maitre'd replied, "You tell me, you're the critic." Go, watch:

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